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2005 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to The Boat Shed Restaurant, Washington

Two persons were hospitalized with infections caused by E.coli O157:H7. Both had eaten at The Boat Shed Restaurant on September 10 and had consumed salad ingredients and fresh parsley. The strain of E.coli O157:H7 was common to other concurrent E.coli O157:H7 outbreaks in Washington and Oregon. Fresh parsley from the same Oregon farm was ultimately linked to all of the outbreaks.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Parsley
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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